Elis Open Spring with NYU Invitational

Shiv Kachru.
Shiv Kachru.

Look to Build Momentum for Spring Season

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – When the Yale men's fencing team heads to the Coles Sports Center in New York for the Jan. 22 NYU Invitational, it will look to surpass the 3-2 result it has notched up in the past two years.

A strong result would build early momentum as the Bulldogs begin their spring season, which includes matches against Sacred Heart and Vassar before the Ivy League Championships, to be held this year at home at Coxe Cage.

"This year we have an extremely strong and motivated team, and are looking to perhaps earn upset wins against Notre Dame and Ohio State," said junior captain Shiv Kachru. "While they are arguably the two best teams in the nation right now, we know we can earn victories against them if we stay focused and work as a team."

At last year's NYU Invitational, the Elis found solid footing in wins against Stevens Tech, Wayne State and NYU. Those wins were balanced against close losses to Notre Dame and Ohio State.

This year, the Bulldogs will kick off competition at the Coles Sports Center with an 8:00 a.m. match-up against Notre Dame. That will be followed by bouts against UNC, Wayne State and NYU before lunch on Sunday. Yale will then face off against Ohio State after lunch in its final match of the event.

After the NYU Invitational, the Elis will host Sacred Heart on Jan. 28.

Report filed by James Lu '14, Yale Sports Publicity.